Raise a Glass to Table Décor
Show your cordial side by sending beautiful turned bottle stoppers home with your guests. They’re the perfect, personal token of an intimate dinner party or an evening spent with friends.
Whether huddled in the trenches at Petersburg, Va., or camped along the banks of Antietam Creek in rural Maryland, the typical Union or Confederate soldier took comfort in the warm glow of a candle lantern like this one. Our version is an easy weekend project that offers a variety of alternate construction and material options while remaining true to its 19th-century roots.
Turn and Weave a Shaker Stool
If you have an interest in Shaker chair-making, this little stool would be a good introduction to the process. It requires you to turn Shaker posts and rungs, to cut round mortises in round posts, and to weave a splint seat – all within the limits of a piece simple enough to complete in a single weekend.
Call of the Chickadee
Capture all the character of this tiny backyard friend while you learn the finer points of creating natural-looking and realistic wildlife carvings.
Storage Drill Team
Here’s a handy shop project with a dual personality: It functions as both a drill press storage cabinet and an adjustable outfeed roller stand.
Fit for a Queen
Petite and shapely, prim and proper, the beauty of this scaled-down Queen Anne table is in its built-in curves, not added-on details. Perfect as a display table, it adds subtle grace to any room.
Banking on a Classic
Your local post office probably replaced its original bronze and brass P.O. box doors long ago with modern, efficient – and unattractive – aluminum doors. But these old doors enjoy new life in this easy weekend project.